BCF : Ilhan Omar has exposed the greatest liability America faces in the global terror war.
Representative Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota Democrat who has been in Congress four months and, courtesy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has privileged access to classified American secrets. Omar recently caused a stir – one of many that have made her a focus of national attention – by describing the attack on America on 9/11, as an attack on Muslims.
The 9/11 attack – the worst by foreigners on American soil since the British burned the White House in 1814 – was in fact the work of Islamic supremacists engaged in a global jihad or “holy war.” This war had been unilaterally declared on America – “the land of Jews and Crusaders” – by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist army, al-Qaeda three years earlier.
Omar’s reference to the tragedy that befell Americans in September
2001 was revealing in itself. She prefaced it by complaining that
Muslims in America were “second class citizens” who were denied the
civil liberties afforded to other ethnic and religious groups. This was
one of many lies in her brief comments. Then she invoked the massacre of
50 Muslims at worship by a deranged individual in New Zealand, while
failing to mention the recent Muslim massacre of Filipino Christians at
worship or the hundreds of attacks by Muslims on other religions since
the beginning of the year.
Then she referred to the 9/11 atrocity not as an “attack” but as a
non-descript event whose real significance was that it led to the
creation of CAIR – the Council on American Islamic Relations - which
presents itself as a Muslim civil liberties organization, and on whose
platform she was speaking. “CAIR was founded after 9/11,” she
said, “because they recognized that some people did something, and that
all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
The platform on which Omar made these repulsive claims – all of them
false – was an organization created by the Muslim Brotherhood, the
fountainhead of the Islamist jihad, and its terrorist offspring
Hamas. As it happens the Brotherhood is the crucible doctrines that
inspired Osama bin Laden and the terrorists responsible for 9/11.
Omar has headlined multiple fund-raising events for CAIR, which is
still headed by the same individuals who ran the Hamas entities, from
which it was created.